Described as “bright, erotic and alive” by The New York Times, Aaron David Ross (ADR) is a composer, producer and artist preoccupied with music’s affective potentiality. In addition to his work as one half of the critically acclaimed Gatekeeper duo and touring as a member of Oneothrix Point Never’s Myriad ensemble, ADR releases solo recordings, hosts an array of ongoing collaborations, composes for film, tv and advertising, and maintains a practice of live performance and sound installation.
As a recording artist, Aaron has released music with renowned independent labels PAN (DE), Warp (UK), Hippos in Tanks (US), Kompakt (DE), Merok (UK), Public Information (UK), and Presto (IT). He has performed at many of the world’s premiere concert venues, clubs and festivals, and has been featured and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, NPR, Art Forum, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork, Art In America, The Fader, Interview, FACT, and many others.
His installed collaborative works have been exhibited at biennials, galleries and museums internationally, including at the Whitney Biennial (US), Venice Biennale (IT), Saatchi Gallery Paris (FR), The DeYoung San Fransisco (US), MoMA New York (US), MCA Chicago (US), Performa (US) and more.
His original film scores have premiered in globally celebrated festivals and programs including Festival del film Locarno in Switzerland, Berlin Biennale in Germany, Migrating Forms at BAM in New York, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement in Geneva, and Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.
Originally from Tucson, AZ, Aaron received a BM in composition from Columbia before pursuing an MFA in Sound Art & Music Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He now lives and works in New York City.